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South Fork Wind

A look inside New York’s first offshore wind farm

America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm is officially powering up the Empire State. South Fork Wind – a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource – is New York’s first offshore wind farm, providing clean energy to ~70,000 homes.
An Ørsted offshore wind turbine, part of a project creating jobs, boosting local economies, and supporting manufacturing.

The project at a glance

1st commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S.

South Fork Wind’s 12 turbines generate 132 MW of clean energy, powering ~70,000 homes per year 

6M tons of CO2 avoided over 25 years 

Every year, clean energy from South Fork Wind will eliminate CO2 emissions equivalent to those produced by 60,000 cars 

Meet the people powering up New York

Behind every South Fork Wind turbine is an American worker. From electricians, to ironworkers, to engineers, South Fork Wind has created jobs for hundreds of local New Yorkers, working with labor unions, family-owned businesses, and research institutions from Long Island to Wellsville. Hear directly from the people whose work has brought New York’s first offshore wind farm to life. 

We owe South Fork Wind’s success to hundreds of workers – those on vessels, in factories, on worksites. It’s been a joy to work with New Yorkers from all walks of life to build the state’s first offshore wind farm, and I’m excited to see where this goes next.

Jennifer Garvey

Head of Market Strategy, NY


Boosting industry, locally and nationally

South Fork Wind holds a special place in the development of offshore wind in both the Empire State and the United States. In New York, local businesses like Haugland Energy Group, Elecnor Hawkeye, and Roman Stone built South Fork Wind’s infrastructure. Meanwhile, businesses from Texas to Connecticut manufactured and assembled components used in South Fork Wind, making America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in federal waters a nationwide effort. 

Projects like South Fork Wind rely on strong cooperation and coordination to reach the finish line. It’s been extremely rewarding to help local businesses in New York work with companies across the country to make America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm a reality.

Joe Nolan
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Eversource Energy 

Building South Fork Wind 

What does it take to build a commercial-scale offshore wind farm off the coast of New York? From first project approval, to component manufacturing and assembly, to onshore and offshore construction, South Fork Wind has unfolded over the course of seven years. From one milestone to the next, we’ve worked closely with local communities, partnering with workers and business owners from development, to construction, to operations. 
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
  • What is South Fork Wind?
    South Fork Wind is New York’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, consisting of 12 turbines and an offshore substation. South Fork Wind generates 132 MW of clean power, which will be used to power 70,000 homes on Long Island.
  • Who owns South Fork Wind?
    South Fork Wind is a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, with a 50/50 ownership structure.
  • Where is South Fork Wind located?
    South Fork Wind is located 35 miles east of Montauk Point, NY. An underground transmission line connects the offshore substation to the local power grid in East Hampton, NY.
  • How much power does South Fork Wind produce?
    South Fork Wind is a 132 MW offshore wind farm that generates enough clean energy to power 70,000 homes.
Sharing the ocean with mariners

New York has long been the site of recreational and commercial fishing activities. Ørsted works closely with mariners to ensure that fishing and offshore wind can exist side by side, sharing the ocean safely and successfully. 

How to build an offshore wind farm

What exactly goes into constructing an offshore wind farm – and how does power get transported to shore? From site investigations to installation, we aim to build offshore wind while minimizing our impact on surrounding ecosystems. 

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